If he feathered it tight he may be able to unite the left and right.
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Clusters are not coming from restaurants that serve lunch. Good for him to speak up. Let's support and protect all small businesses too. Most Japanese restaurants are doing a responsible job of serving the public. I feel very safe in the restaurants I frequent.
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60000 yen a day support to eateries is much better than what was proposed before. Larger subsidies in other industries would definitely help since they can't order closures.
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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 81, down one from Sunday
Watch THIS number and react accordingly. The number of cases can look scary but the history of severe symptoms and deaths is not surging in Japan. That is a fact.
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Same as in April.
I could do the same in April as I do now. Some shops and malls chose (on their own accord) to close down temporarily in April but it didn't force me to keep away from crowds. Most people choose to limit their public outings without the government even suggesting it. The Japanese are not stupid.
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Fighto!Today 03:44 pm JST
Very troubling figures, 10% positive is still far too high. The Tokyo and National governments need to look into declaring an emergency.
Curious...How would that "Emergency" look to you? Remember that no rules here in Japan can be forced upon the public.
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Severe symptoms unchanged. That is the best news from this.
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Promoting gender equality is definitely encouraged. Pay should be equal to both genders for the same job.
The question is, do the majority of women in Japan want the same jobs we see the men dominating in?
It comes down to interests and it is obvious that some fields garnish more from males and others from females.
Creating a forced outcome for job positions based on gender shouldn't be encouraged.
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A better stat to look at is... 4 more serious cases over an increase of 140 new cases.
This ratio doesn't exactly tell us Tokyo hospitals are going to be overrun.
If you live in Japan you know the situation is not as dire as this comment section claims it is.
We have been living quite normal lives since March with no mandatory shutdowns.
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Don't most reasonable people purchase private travel health insurance before going on a trip abroad?
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Quite a complicated mission. Hoping for a safe landing and that it gets the press it deserves.
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27.5% of those that got tested ended up testing positive. As you read this, if you are in a very public, crowded place in Tokyo, the odds that someone within spitting distance has this virus is 1 in 4.
Only those with symptoms are tested so your theory is incorrect.
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It is refreshing too see that this type of crime still makes national headlines. The Japanese let their children know early that things like graffiti, illicit drug use, and petty theft are not a "rite of passage" as in other countries. Once a country stops paying attention to "minor" transgressions it is a slippery slope from there.
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i@nToday 08:06 pm JST
First thing that needs to be done is to get a clear idea of the spread. They can do that by doing a regular periodic randomized testing. They did it once before, don't know if there's a follow-up or a plan to
Second could be to establish false positive rate of pcr test if they haven't already and considering those data reformulate the guidelines for diagnostic testing
Sincerely, thank you for your thoughtful suggestions as they are rare to find on this board.
Can random testing be mandated in Japan?
I am beginning to think the Japanese government is very limited in their choices. They can't lockdown anything except public buildings. Many people don't realize that Japan cannot be "locked-down"
If people start dying at a rate higher than the annual influenza, I think the public will act more prudent on their own.
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I get the down-votes! I totally do.
But no answers??
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Honestly, what significant concrete steps (besides the Go To campaign) can the Japanese government take to improve the situation WITHOUT infringing on the current laws that protect our personal freedoms?
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Government proposed support to late-night shops... 6500 yen ($60 US) per day for one month.
Since nothing can be mandated, most business owners will quickly rebuff this ridiculous offer.
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Why is it Hokkaido is referred to as an island here, and all the rest not?
Probably because it is a prefecture on its own like Okinawa (which they refer to as an island)
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Can we all just get along?
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We need to be rational and realize Japan is not suffering the carnage of other countries with regard to Covid.
Following mainstream news and social media causes stress in so many people.
It is always the invisible things that cause panic: Covid, Radiation, CO2, GMOs...
There is more room to manipulate facts on these issues to cause desired reactions.
The public just needs to be prudent and cautious. 8 months in and Japan is doing fine.
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You would have thought it was Covid based on the lack of press suicide gets. Priorities!
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Only symptomatic people are tested so the increased capacity may never be reached. To many foreigners, this seems to be unacceptable method. But we can't ignore the fact that the number of dead and seriously ill is outrageously low for the size of the population.
I give Japan the benefit of the doubt in their approach since society and the economy are running quite smoothly, all things considered.
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The economy is a big part of public health. Many countries are ignoring this. Japan has successfully balanced our freedoms vs our risks. As individuals we can gather our own facts and decide how serious the threat is.
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I get both sides of the issue but as it relates to Japan...
What benefit would society get from introducing another drug? I mean there is no big demand for it. Alcohol is already the legal drug of choice here. I have not met one Japanese person who laments not being allowed to use pot in Japan. Taxing it would bring in peanuts so there is no financial motive. Smoking in Japan is down and frowned upon in public. Organized crime would not be snuffed out by legalizing it.
Medicinal legalization may make sense since there are situations where it helps patience deal with pain.
I think respecting and following the strict rules put in place in school, work, and society help keep Japan a civil country.
What am I missing?
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*bokuda: Give me a reason to think that Japan is doing any better than France.*
Well one obvious reason is deaths...
France - 31727
Japan - 1545
There is no country in the world that I would rather be living in right now. There is so much freedom here in Japan.
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1900 unnecessary deaths in August that could have been prevented, and without a vaccine! Society needs to get their priorities in order.
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Ashley ShibaToday 08:50 pm JST
There was one death today, 5 yesterday and overall the death rate these last few months is up about by 500 that is a lot. This long holiday is going to really spread this crap, great.
Ashley, if one checks your post history you have been wrong for months in your predictions. There has been no huge spike in the number of deaths and seriously ill here, despite most people getting on with their lives. Look around you...everyone is wearing masks and the majority of Japanese are careful. They fortunately are not virtuous and they make the best of it. They realize some people will die but that percentage is so low. Why don't you compare the Covid death rate in Japan to other communicable diseases? You will be less stressed if you do. The best way to combat this is to stay fit and healthy.
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